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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2980 on: March 07, 2018, 09:42:14 PM »
Most places in NYC have underground electric which is generally more reliable.

I do want to point out that the 2003 blackout was caused by Ohio....
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2981 on: March 07, 2018, 10:19:10 PM »
I was wondering that. So then why has CLE exploded so much recently? Everyone says the vouchers but this is crazy. All the benefits of living in Beachwood existed 8 years ago also. So what happened now?

It’s not just vouchers but the fact that Cleveland is the sweet spot of OOT, but with much deeper school and other Jewish infrastructure than most small communities along with very low cost of living.  Denver has definitely grown since we moved from LA 10+ years ago but we and some other cities are now hampered by skyrocketing housing costs.  Unless someone moves here from LA, NY or BOS their house is probably gonna cost more here now, which is kind of insane.  Friends of ours (w/six kids) moved last year to Cleveland and on the same salary, with lower tuition and housing, have almost $3000 a month more in disposable income. Cleveland is not only attracting people from NY but from smaller communities that might also be looking for stronger high schools, learning opportunities, etc. AND can still reduce their cost of living even more. Where else in the US are you going to find that right now?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2982 on: March 07, 2018, 10:47:28 PM »
It’s not just vouchers but the fact that Cleveland is the sweet spot of OOT, but with much deeper school and other Jewish infrastructure than most small communities along with very low cost of living.  Denver has definitely grown since we moved from LA 10+ years ago but we and some other cities are now hampered by skyrocketing housing costs.  Unless someone moves here from LA, NY or BOS their house is probably gonna cost more here now, which is kind of insane.  Friends of ours (w/six kids) moved last year to Cleveland and on the same salary, with lower tuition and housing, have almost $3000 a month more in disposable income. Cleveland is not only attracting people from NY but from smaller communities that might also be looking for stronger high schools, learning opportunities, etc. AND can still reduce their cost of living even more. Where else in the US are you going to find that right now?

Here means Denver?

Detroit is also is this league, though being from DTW originally I would probably not go back for various personal reasons. It is a great place to live though (not to visit:))

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2983 on: March 07, 2018, 10:52:48 PM »
So many 'out of town cities' seem to be getting 'affected' by Lakewood and New Yorkers coming in and changing things. Specifically in the schools.

Changing the whole atmosphere and diversity and community feel of the schools and dragging them all to the right. And also with other noticeable examples such as this extreme keeping up with the Jones's.   All of a sudden we have first graders coming to school knowing what brand of shoes they are wearing and what's in style.


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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2984 on: March 07, 2018, 10:57:00 PM »
Here means Denver?

Detroit is also is this league, though being from DTW originally I would probably not go back for various personal reasons. It is a great place to live though (not to visit:))

Yeah sorry “here” is Denver. :)  Our housing now costs more than Silver Spring, parts of Boca Raton, Philly, etc. and we have less to offer as far as schools, restaurants, etc.

Does Detroit really have the same schooling opportunities as Cleveland? 

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2985 on: March 07, 2018, 11:01:18 PM »
Most places in NYC have underground electric which is generally more reliable.

I do want to point out that the 2003 blackout was caused by Ohio....
Amazing how we both referenced that within seconds of each other.

When they lose power in OH they bring half the country down with them.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2986 on: March 07, 2018, 11:06:11 PM »
Yeah sorry “here” is Denver. :)  Our housing now costs more than Silver Spring, parts of Boca Raton, Philly, etc. and we have less to offer as far as schools, restaurants, etc.

Does Detroit really have the same schooling opportunities as Cleveland?

Well no vouchers but the actual schools I think so. Maybe not a girls seminary but other than that everything else

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2987 on: March 07, 2018, 11:07:32 PM »
So many 'out of town cities' seem to be getting 'affected' by Lakewood and New Yorkers coming in and changing things. Specifically in the schools.

Changing the whole atmosphere and diversity and community feel of the schools and dragging them all to the right. And also with other noticeable examples such as this extreme keeping up with the Jones's.   All of a sudden we have first graders coming to school knowing what brand of shoes they are wearing and what's in style.


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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2988 on: March 07, 2018, 11:19:58 PM »
So many 'out of town cities' seem to be getting 'affected' by Lakewood and New Yorkers coming in and changing things. Specifically in the schools.

Changing the whole atmosphere and diversity and community feel of the schools and dragging them all to the right. And also with other noticeable examples such as this extreme keeping up with the Jones's.   All of a sudden we have first graders coming to school knowing what brand of shoes they are wearing and what's in style.


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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2989 on: March 07, 2018, 11:22:28 PM »
So many 'out of town cities' seem to be getting 'affected' by Lakewood and New Yorkers coming in and changing things. Specifically in the schools.

Changing the whole atmosphere and diversity and community feel of the schools and dragging them all to the right. And also with other noticeable examples such as this extreme keeping up with the Jones's.   All of a sudden we have first graders coming to school knowing what brand of shoes they are wearing and what's in style.


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It is not THAT long ago that people in Lakewood were complaining about the same thing. Old fogies like me still do.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2990 on: March 08, 2018, 07:22:34 AM »
Well no vouchers but the actual schools I think so. Maybe not a girls seminary but other than that everything else
Is there a high school in Detroit?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2991 on: March 08, 2018, 07:42:17 AM »
So many 'out of town cities' seem to be getting 'affected' by Lakewood and New Yorkers coming in and changing things.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2992 on: March 08, 2018, 08:10:55 AM »
It is not THAT long ago that people in Lakewood were complaining about the same thing. Old fogies like me still do.
They still Re

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2993 on: March 08, 2018, 08:11:41 AM »
CLE has good schools? Maybe schools, but on what basis are they good? Price tag?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2994 on: March 08, 2018, 08:20:28 AM »
It is not THAT long ago that people in Lakewood were complaining about the same thing. Old fogies like me still do.

All communities change. Lakewood used to have a decent MO community. The Monsey I grew up in had a sizeable MO community that has basically died off and Monsey has changed drastically. Neighborhoods in Brooklyn and the Bronx have completely shifted.

Change and growth are part of the normal circle of life. Everyone complains about change in their communities though.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2995 on: March 08, 2018, 08:24:52 AM »
Is there a high school in Detroit?

Yes. 2 boys and 2 girls.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2996 on: March 08, 2018, 08:26:16 AM »
CLE has good schools? Maybe schools, but on what basis are they good? Price tag?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2997 on: March 08, 2018, 08:36:39 AM »
CLE has good schools? on what basis are they good?
Their Alumni of course!
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2998 on: March 08, 2018, 08:50:24 AM »
Their Alumni of course!
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2999 on: March 08, 2018, 10:12:46 AM »
It is ridiculous seeing people on FB talking about moving to CLE for free tuition.
It's not going to be free unless you make under 2x federal poverty.

Since when did frum ppl have an issue with that. You make what you're told to make.